The reality star claimed she had a brief fling with Prince Harry, but she doesn’t expect to star in the Duke of Sussex’s upcoming memoir Spare.
Following news of the release of Prince Harry’s memoir, reality star Catherine Ommanney has opened up about her affair with Harry, which lasted around two months. She claimed Prince Harry gave her the “most passionate kiss” she had ever had, she was 31 and the royal was 21 when the affair continued in 2006.
On November 27, Ommanney spoke to The Sun about the brief relationship, and expressed her belief that the Duke of Sussex’s forthcoming memoir, Spare, will not feature their short-lived romance. She says that “I doubt I’ll be in Harry’s book as a prince can’t run away with a 34-year-old mother of two, it’s just not the right thing,” citing the anecdotes about the actor’s ex-girlfriends Prince Tun will reportedly be included in the autobiography.
Who is Catherine Ommanney?
Catherine Ommanney is a British reality star who was popular on the small screen for her appearance on The Real Housewives of DC, an American reality TV show. The now 51-year-old tells The Sun that she was separated from her ex-husband Stephen when she met Prince Harry at the Art Bar in London in May 2006. This was the time when the prince had a long and longstanding relationship with Chelsy Davy, a Zimbabwean businesswoman.
She recalls that around 11pm, after everyone started leaving the bar, Harry invited her to join him in a Range Rover parked outside. They then drove to the VIP area of the Eclipse nightclub in South Kensington and then on to one of Harry’s friends’ houses.
“Shared a cigarette on the stairs outside and [Harry] really open [her]’ she tells The Sun that after they went inside they ate the bacon he made, and while they started fighting for fifteen minutes Ommanney told Harry she had to go home.
She tells The Sun she was “stunned” when Harry kissed her. “Then he picked me up off the floor by my waist and pushed me against the wall. He gave me the most incredible, passionate kiss I’ve ever had in my life. I was absolutely speechless,” she claimed. Ommanney added that despite the 13-year age difference, they acted like teenagers, kissing passionately on dates and even taking a picture of them together in a bathtub.
According to Ommanney, after that day they met a few times until it ended, before word of the romance spread and Harry changed his phone number. She only met Harry in 2009, a year after marrying her second husband (whom she is currently separated from). They were friendly during this meeting, which took place at a 2009 polo match in Barbados. Ommanney admitted that she didn’t really want a relationship with him since he was much younger than her.
Describing Harry as “a very brave, charismatic, incredibly funny, intelligent and lovable human being,” she added that she wishes him nothing but “happiness and success” and that she “hopes Meghan will take care of him.” Ommanney went on to tell The Sun that “he’s a very brave, charismatic, incredibly funny, intelligent and lovely person”.
‘Reserve’, Harry’s autobiography, was expected for an autumn publication as it was originally signed off for the time. However, after the Queen’s death, publication was delayed.
According to the Daily Mail, Harry requested numerous changes to be less critical of his relatives, and the book’s tone is said to have darkened since July 2021, when it was first announced.
The memoir was described in the current promotion as “a personal journey from trauma to healing” and described at the time as an “inspirational, courageous and uplifting human story”.
“Very concerned,” suggested Richard Fitzwilliams, the royal author, who was referring to the royal family based on the way the memoir was promoted. He told the Daily Mail: “It is a sensational title and implies that the author was not appreciated or that he certainly did not feel he was the center of events.” and “if the blurb speaks of ‘raw, unshakable honesty’, the Palace will be greatly concerned, particularly as this is the early months of King Charles’ reign”.
“Spare immediately takes readers back to one of the most poignant images of the 20th century: two little boys, two princes walking behind their mother’s coffin while the world looks on in sadness and horror,” read last month’s press release to the publication date. According to CNN, the 416-page memoir is scheduled for publication on January 10, 2023, and the book would begin with a reminiscence of events since Princess Diana’s funeral in 1997.